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Can rain clean the atmosphere?

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28/08/2015

Original story at MIT News As a raindrop falls through the atmosphere, it can attract tens to hundreds of tiny aerosol particles to its surface before hitting the ground. The process by which droplets and aerosols attract is coagulation, a natural phenomenon that can act to clear the air of pollutants like soot, sulfates, and organic particles. Atmospheric chemists at MIT have now determined ...

Shell swims against oil price tide – Arctic drilling set to commence despite low oil prices

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31/08/2015

It’s a gamble – some would say a giant gamble. Before even one litre of oil has been found, the Anglo-Dutch Shell group is believed to have spent more than US$7 billion – just making preparations for its latest Arctic venture. Shell is betting on finding the oil industry’s Holy Grail: according to 2008 estimates by the US Geological Survey, the Arctic contains more than ...

Largest Ever Citizen Consultation on Climate Change

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31/08/2015

The vast majority of global citizens - almost 80 per cent - feel very concerned about the impacts of climate change, whilst two out of three citizens think that climate action is an opportunity to improve their quality of life. These are the top findings of the largest ever citizen consultation on climate change carried out by the more than 100 partners of the World Wide Views Alliance ahead of ...

Autumn acoustic advice from Bruel & Kjaer UK

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25/08/2015

Sound and vibration specialist, Bruel & Kjaer UK is running a range of practical and theoretical training courses, held at the UK’s head office in Royston, throughout autumn. The company’s first session, Acoustic & Vibration Introduction for Design & Test Engineers, is a three-day course running from 15th to 17th September. It provides industrial engineers with a thorough ...

PEFTEC announces Technical Programme

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31/08/2015

The organisers of PEFTEC 2015, the petrochemical industry’s testing and monitoring event, have unveiled details of the event’s Conference and Seminar Programme, featuring speakers from the oil and chemicals industries, technology manufacturers, standards organisations, research and academia. Speaker and abstract details are available for all of the Conference and Seminar presentations ...

Far below South Dakota, a cave holds pure, promising water

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31/08/2015

Hundreds of feet beneath the Black Hills, a team of scientists and researchers snake through dark, narrow and silent corridors of ancient rock to reach their goal: what is thought to be some of the purest water on Earth. The crew of National Park Service scientists that's anchored by microbiologist Hazel Barton travels sporadically to the lowest reaches of South Dakota's Wind Cave National Park ...

20th International Congress for Battery Recycling ICBR 2015

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31/08/2015

Just a few short weeks away, from 23 to 25 September 2015, international representatives of the battery recycling industry will be coming together in Montreux for the ICBR, the “International Congress for Battery Recycling”. Leading experts from the worlds of business, science and politics will again be discussing the latest trends, challenges and market opportunities in numerous ...

EPA: Clean water rule in effect despite court ruling

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31/08/2015

The Environmental Protection Agency says it is going forward with a new federal rule to protect small streams, tributaries and wetlands, despite a court ruling that blocked the measure in 13 central and Western states. The EPA says the rule, which took effect Friday in more than three dozen states, will safeguard drinking water for millions of Americans. Opponents pledged to continue to fight ...

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